Scots footy pundit manufacturers SFA “both corrupt or incompetent” over Aberdeen ban

SCOTS soccer pundit Graham Hunter has hit out on the Scottish Soccer Affiliation (SFA) branding the organisation “both corrupt or incompetent” following a controversial Aberdeen ban.

The lifelong Aberdeen fan has been left fuming by the choice of an unnamed three-person panel who determined to uphold the pink card dished out to Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie.

Shinnie noticed pink late within the recreation final week in opposition to Ross County after the referee had initially opted to point out him a yellow card.

Soccer pundit Graham Hunter. Credit: Twitter/Graham Hunter.

Nevertheless the digital assistant referee (VAR) Greg Aitken was within the ear of ref Euan Anderson to go to the pitchside monitor and have a sluggish movement have a look at the freeze frames of the sort out.

Aberdeen followers had been apoplectic on the determination on Friday however have been left seething after seeing their attraction be dismissed AND have a further recreation added on as punishment.

Hunter, 59, took to social media final night time to vent, writing: “Anybody who’s performed a job in a sort out which the ref didn’t assume was a pink, which hasn’t carried out injury & the place the opposite participant bore some accountability, now incomes Graeme Shinnie a 4 match ban is both corrupt or incompetent.

“Totally out of proportion.”

Certainly, the membership itself launched an announcement final night time sharing their shock and disbelief over the attraction final result.

They shared their assertion on the membership web site, writing: “Within the chilly gentle of day, we very rigorously thought of the choice to attraction Graeme Shinnie’s pink card finally Friday’s recreation in opposition to Ross County.

“We ultimately determined to attraction within the perception that it had benefit and an opportunity of success after watching the footage quite a few occasions, listening to varied skilled pundits on the matter and discussing it with the participant and the supervisor.

“In setting out our attraction, we additionally reviewed related tackles within the Scottish Premiership within the final six months the place a minimum of two gamers, who’ve unintentionally caught an opponent within the comply with via of a sort out and had been red-carded after VAR critiques, had suspension quashed.

“Scottish FA guidelines prohibit us from commenting publicly on such choices, however having been accused of presenting a frivolous attraction our supporters have to know that this isn’t solely insulting to the Membership however grossly unfair and fully unfaithful.

“So as to add an extra match ban appears ridiculously harsh and pointless.

“We’re publicly asking the Scottish FA to urgently evaluate our attraction with a brand new panel.”

Aberdeen at the moment sit third within the Scottish Premiership after a run of 5 victories in a row underneath interim boss Barry Robson.

The Dons will host Rangers on Sunday with out Shinnie reside on Sky Sports activities in a recreation which may successfully hand Celtic the title.

The league leaders face Motherwell on Saturday afternoon and might stretch their lead on the high to fifteen factors.

This could imply an Aberdeen win would see Rangers mathematically unable to overhaul Celtic on factors as a substitute counting on objective distinction the place they’ve a deficit of 29 at the moment.

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